The club started as Railway Football Club in 1893 and were known as Essendon in the 1898 season. It fielded a team in the NTFA Junior Competition for 3 years, and began playing in the senior competition in 1896.

Its first season under the North Launceston name was in 1899 when it played in the Northern Tasmanian Football Association.

The club has remained in the top tier of state competition ever since, playing in the Tasmanian Football League and Northern Tasmanian Football League upon the competition restructures in the state.

The club accepted an invitation to join the new Tasmanian State League in 2009.

North Launceston Bombers

Home Ground
York Park, Launceston

Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River. Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania after Hobart. Settled by in March 1806, Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities and is home to many historic buildings. Like many Australian places, it was named after a town in the United Kingdom – Launceston, Cornwall. Launceston has 3 sister cities – Ikeda (Japan) Napa (USA) and Taiyuan (China).

1905-06, 1947, 1949-50, 1995, 1998, 2014-15